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128                                         FLORA INDICA.

species only being known from tropical West Africa, and none from America. It
occurs in about equal proportions in continental India and the Eastern Archipelago,
and one extends into south China. One species is very extensively cultivated as an
ornamental shrub in gardens throughout the East.

1. A. odoratissimus (II. Br. in Bot. lleg. t. 42-3, non Bluroe);
foliis oblongo-lanceolntis gkbris utrinque acutis, pedunculis 1-2-floris,
petalis fere scquilatis, lamina plana oblongo-lanceolata, ovaiiis paucis
glabris, carpellis oblongis obtuse acuminatis.  Wall. Oat. 6415!; W. et
A. Prod. i. 10. A. haraatus, Blinh^ JL Jav. Anon. GO. t. 39, 31 0.
Anoua hamata, Dun. Anon. 10G. rf/27 ; DO. fyst. i. 491, Prod. i. 90.
Uvaria odoratissima (et U. uncatn), lloxb. Fl. hid. ii. GC6 !

HAB. In Zeylania ct Malaya forsan indigciius, in hortis sscpissimc
cultus.  (M. per totum annum,) (v. v. ctdt.)

DISTKIB. Java, JBlnme.

elegans, ramnlis sannentosis, cortice albido-punctato. Folia 2-8 poll.
longa, 1-2 lata, in acumen longum obtusiusculum producta, teuuiter coriacea. P<?-
tala 1-1| poll, longa, fusco-sericca, dcmum glabra. Cttrpelfa 2-2^ poll. longa.
We are obliged to differ in opinion from Blume as to the plant originally described
hy Brown as A. odoratmiitius, which appears to us not to be the species figured in
the * Mora Javse* under that nnuio, but that which JJlurao has figured and described
as A. Aawatm. As the plant figured in the 'Botanical Register' was introduced
into England from Calcutta, it must necessarily be that cultivated in the garden
there, Sow we find no indication in Roxburgh or Wallich of the cultivation of any
species but one in continental India ; Wight and Arnott notice only one from the
Peninsula, and we find only one in the llookerian Herbarium from Ceylon. Blume's
J. odpmtissimus is therefore entirely an eastern form, of which we shall subjoin a
description*, as it will probably occur in the Malayan Peninsula, as well as in the
Archipelago. Mr. Brown is, we believe, right in referring all the species enumerated
by Dunal and DC. to that now described.
2. A. Zeylanicus (H.f. et T.) ; foliis oblongis acutis vel obtuse
acuminatis utrinque glabris, pedunculis plurifloris, petalis fere sequilatis,
lamina plana lanceolata dense Mvo-tomentosa, ovariis nurnerosis tomen*
tosis, caipellis obovatis inucronatis.
HAB. In Zeylanise sylvis, Walker/ Clwmpion! Thmite*!(v* s.)
Jbutex alte scandens, cortice mgnloso, bnmneo, glabro, ramulorum juniorum fdsco-
pubescente. Folia lanceolata vel oblonga, acuininata, subtus pallida, nervis crebris
" * A. Blumei (H.f. ct T.) ; foliis oblongis obtuse acuminatis, pedunculis nniflorjs,
petalis^ exterioribus Cretan's duplo latioribus lamina ovata,- ovariis 8-10 villosulis,
carpellis ovalihus -vel subglobosis abrupte- mucronatis. A. odqratissimua, Bfame,
Fl. Jav. Anon. 59. t. 28, 81 J3, ercl syn, A. liamatus, Senth. in Book. Kw Jovrn.,
iii. 257.
HAB. la Java, Slum*; in insula Hongkong, Cfampi&n J(v. *.) '
&utex elegans, densus, glaber, ramulis sarmentosis, cortice cinereo vel atro-fusco.
Folia 3-8 poll longa, .1^-8 lata, titrinque glabra, mtida, coriacea, Sepala ovata,
acuta, parce strigosa. Petato fusco-sericea; exterior*  poll, longa, lamina ovali-
oblonga, obtusaj interiors lineari-oblonga, pauDo breviora, Carpella glabra, 1-1-
poflicaiia, obtuse rostrata.
This appears to differ from A. odorafaswus ia the shape and texture of the leaves,
and in the shorter and broader petals, and more rounded fruit.